The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
6.17 x 4.55mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
3. focus points
The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
4. continuous shooting at high resolution
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
HTC Re: 65.5g
6. maximum light sensitivity
With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
Nikon D5: 3280000ISO
7. fastest shutter speed
A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
DxO One: 26.2mm
9. pixel density
Sony Alpha 7R: 544ppi
10. has a built-in HDR mode
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
26% have it
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
14. battery power
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4360mAh
783 x 587px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: 1517 x 1920px
16. has built-in optical image stabilization
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
46% have it
17. Can create panoramas in-camera
It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
36% have it
18. screen size
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
19. has AF tracking
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
73% have it
20. supports AVCHD format
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
26% have it
21. has a flash
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
88% have it
22. has continuous autofocus when recording movies
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
66% have it
23. number of microphones
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
Nikon D800E: 2
24. optical zoom
The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
Nikon Coolpix P900: 83.3x
25. widest aperture
With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
Ricoh GR II: 1
26. has a CMOS sensor
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
67% have it
27. has a serial shot mode
You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
88% have it
28. maximum focal length
A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
Nikon Coolpix P900: 2000mm
29. has manual exposure
This allows to manually set the exposure.
63% have it
30. exposure time
When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
Hasselblad X1D-50c: 3600s
31. has a HDMI output
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
61% have it
32. minimum focal length
A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
HP Photosmart R937: 1.18mm
33. has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.
10% have it
34. has manual ISO
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
93% have it
35. USB version
Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.